Oceanology has grown together with the joint progresses in Applied Sciences (Hydrography, marine Hydrodynamics, coastal and offshore Engeneering) and Fundamental Sciences (marine Chemistry, Biology and Geosciences). Integrating these complementary disciplines through pluridisciplinary field works on one hand, and mathematical modelling in another hand, Oceanology is in essence a multidisciplinary research domain.

This scientific environment has naturally led to the creation of a Interfaculty Research Centre within the Liège University.